Company Head Busted -- Needs Slap in Face with a Fish!
Sept. 30, 2003
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The head of an Internet security company
that claimed to have found dangerous loopholes in U.S. military
computers has been indicted on charges of hacking government
networks for financial gain.
Brett Edward O'Keefe, 36, was arrested and indicted Monday
on six counts of conspiracy to access military, government and
private computers, said U.S. Attorney Carol Lam. O'Keefe was
scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court.
The indictment accuses O'Keefe of sharing military files with
news media to generate favorable publicity for his San Diego
company, ForensicTec Solutions Inc. O'Keefe allegedly had unauthorized
possession of files from NASA, the Army, the Navy, the Department
of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health.
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Carolyn notes: This apparent crime
is sooo clueless that words fail me. However, InternetWeek.com
editor Mitch Wagner has come up with some really choice words.
"So let's get out the big fish and start slapping O'Keefe
with it: "Hell-o! [slap] You broke into military computers?!
Not too long after 9/11?! [slap!] And you got a bunch of files
and then TOLD THE MEDIA?! [slap!] What did you THINK would happen
after that?! [slap!]" More of Wagner's choice words --->>
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